From lacking confidence to thriving in the Arts.

Alia joined us in the Autumn of 2015. She was deeply lacking in confidence and self-belief, which was having a terrible impact on her life. Her self-esteem had suffered as a result of not doing well at school and she was struggling with the pressure being put on her by her family to gain employment when offers were not forthcoming; the struggle to get a job, of course, being made worse by her lack of confidence. 

Being a part of the YMI programme enabled Alia to explore her interests and skills without the pressure of school and family, and gave her the opportunity to gain valuable experience which not only made her more employable but also increased her confidence. 

When Alia arrived at the realisation that she wants to work in an Arts environment, YMI were able to broker a placement for her at a partner arts venue, working in a front of box and box office role. Alia excelled in the post has continued to work at the venue long past the established term, now in a promoted front of house and box office manager position. 

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In these difficult times, You Make It is an important scheme that not only provides a safe, nurturing space for unemployed young women, it enables them to tap into the power within themselves and realise their potential.
Irenosen Okojie, Celebrity Ambassador